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China White Serpentine (2003)

Unrated | | Drama, Horror | Video September 2003
Dave's brother Trent was enticed by dark forces and entrapped in a lair of sin. Trent was under the control of Tracey, the drug-dealing seductress who had spun this web of wrongdoing. It ... See full summary »
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Dave's brother Trent was enticed by dark forces and entrapped in a lair of sin. Trent was under the control of Tracey, the drug-dealing seductress who had spun this web of wrongdoing. It was a world of erotic indulgence, frequent drug use, and dangerous mind games. This was Tracey's world, and it eventually killed Trent. Another junkie named Beth, who was also seduced and killed by Tracey, appears to Dave. Beth begins to pull Dave into the nightmare that killed his brother Trent. Dave's sanity spirals out of control as he is assaulted by realizations of Trent's dark past. The prick of needles, the pain of violence, the pleasures of naked flesh. This tempest of desire and agony engulfs Dave. It is his task to unlock the dark, seedy mysteries of Trent's past while surviving the journey himself. Written by Anonymous

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The needle invades your vain. The seductress invades your heart. What waits in the shadows will invade your sanity.

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Tales of Bloody Serpents  »

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Sometimes You Just Have to Know When to Stop
5 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The baseline story behind China White Serpentine that of 2 addicts trapped by their own addictions and a sadistic dealer/porn queen is a brilliant plot and superbly played out. That is where the film should have stopped. I understand that Eric Stanze (Savage Harvest 2, Ice From the Sun, Scrapbook), is known for his horror genre work, but this time he could have pulled off a stellar erotic drama and had a far better film.

The true horror in the base plot lies not in the secondary horror concept, but in the more dramatic and true-life horror of junkies bent on maintaining their fix of sex and drugs. Amanda Booth's performance in the dual roles worked well, but Robin Garrels skill as an actor was by far the most impressive and believable of the cast.

All in all the film works for what it is, a B-movie. I believe that had Stanze and Garrels limited themselves to a more adult drama, the film may have garnered them mainstream attention, certainly a Festival invitation.


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